Dainese Scout EVO Gore-Tex Gloves
Solid pair of gloves
Bought these gloves to try and extend the Michigan riding season. I only have one 30 minute ride so far with temperatures in the low to mid 20's. As one would expect with insulated gloves, they are a little bulky when compared to a summer leather glove. The tactile feel of the controls is diminished a bit, but by the end of the ride I had gotten used to the change. Rode at 20-30 mph for the first 15 minutes, towards the end of which the tips of my fingers began to get a little chilly. The second half of the ride had sustained speeds of around 70 mph, and by the end my hands were frozen. I'll be using these gloves mainly to commute in the early "spring" (still getting snowed on) and late fall, and longer rides on chillier days in the summer. For a short 10-15 minute ride to work, these gloves are perfect in temps down to the low 20's. The fit on these gloves is exactly what the sizing chart recommends. I typically wear a medium/large in gloves, went with a large and they're spot on. The wrist is a little tight when pulling the glove on, but very comfortable and secure once your hand is in place. Haven't tested the waterproof capabilities yet, but they do block the wind very well. If you're looking for a miracle glove with perfect feel, able to keep your hands warm in freezing temps, and aren't too bulky....those are called heated grips and hand guards. If you want a glove for long rides in the 40-50 degree range or short trips at low speeds in the low 20's, then these gloves are wonderful.
April 9, 2016
Got tired of all the wires involved with heated clothing. These are good to 40 degrees at higher speeds.
March 22, 2016
Keeps my hands warm while riding in Southern California "winters"
Being used to leather gloves, these gore-tex gloves are a bit fluffy and took some getting used to. Once I got over that, they are comfortable and keep my hands warm when the air drops to the low 40's (F). When the air drops to the 30's (F) my fingers get a bit cold but are way warmer than with my leather gloves. But that was expected from what I read in the other reviews. Overall, I'm happy with them. Eventually when they wear out, I'd probably pick up the same pair again.
February 10, 2016
disppointing glove purchase
I want to like these gloves, but here are the flaws for me:
The layers (palm leather, insulation, shell) can slide over one another, meaning that even in a glove that fits, your hand can move around inside. I find this to be a bit distracting while riding.
The wrist cinch is badly placed for me. I can feel the little metal ring whenever i move my wrist.
The textile fabric is breathable, which is good, until the wind from outside penetrates to your fingers.
The several layers make the glove more bulky and increase had fatigue for me.
I wish they had a bit more protection.
So I'm a bit disappointed. they are definitely warmer than my other gloves, but I wish i hadn't spent $180 on them.
January 21, 2016
Good while they lasted, to bad they didn't.
I really wanted to love these gloves, but I had two problems.
1. The lining under the palm is thick and can be uncomfortable. I could have look passed this.
2. The big problem is that the material on the index and middle finger is not leather. It's very thin for tactile feel. It's nice, until it wears through. When putting the gloves on the thin materials rubs on the rough velcro and wears through. Both index fingers have 1 inch holes that my fingers show through. This happened after one winter of daily commuting in Portland. Further more, I contacted Dianese and they brushed me off saying that this was not typical. :(
I really wanted to love these gloves, but the holes in a waterproof glove don't work.
January 4, 2016
Strong, comfortable all-condition gloves
The Dainese Scout EVO gloves are strong, comfortable gloves that handle all conditions. Although they are a bit through the wrist for me, the rest of the glove fits me like, well, a glove! I like the comfortable but secure feel with no sticking or cramping.
The velcro-sealed gauntlets and wrist straps are a great touch, since they keep the gloves secure to your hands and your entire forearm protected from the elements.
These are the best gloves I've ever owned, and well worth the money.
December 7, 2015
I got these for rainy and chilly days
It was a cool morning on a ride so I tossed them on. It was around 50, and they worked like a charm! Still able to feel the controls and everything! I will always trust Gore-Tex 100% from when I was in the military we were issued it. It was great to have warm hands instead of cold hands on a cool day!
December 7, 2015
I bought these to commute during the cold, rainy Seattle winter. They are definitely waterproof - I have been using them for the past three months in some NASTY rain. So, bulleted list:
- Comfy lining - lining and primaloft fill feels really nice
- Yellow fingers extra bit of visibility when it gets dark early
- Bulky - takes a couple of rides to get used to
- Needs to be supplemented with heated grips/heated liners when it gets below 40F. I used them without heated grips in 30F weather and even on a short ride (~30 mins) it was miserable and my fingers were numb. But I don't think you could get much warmer without adding more bulk, which brings me back to my first bullet point...
Summary: Waterproof, good to 40F. Below supplement with heated grips/liners.
December 1, 2015